While there is certainly a lot of happening within institutions that practice law and development (including many articles and publications), there has been relatively little happening on the academic front. I do see many good journal articles from time to time, but all of a sudden, there seem to be an explosion of academic books on Law and Development. Just last year, these 3 books (entailing chapters by prominent American academics in the field) were released. I haven't had time to read any yet, but I hope to at some point! In the meantime, here they are:
- Thomas Carothers (ed.), PROMOTING THE RULE OF LAW ABROAD: IN SEARCH OF KNOWLEDGE (2006)
- Kenneth Dam, THE LAW-GROWTH NEXUS: THE RULE OF LAW AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (2006)
- David Trubek and Alvaro Santos (eds.), THE NEW LAW AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL (2006).